Category: Fundraising

Mary Sutton on why detailed data is essential for informed discussions about nonprofits

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‘It’s importance will grow year-on-year-it’s a really important input into an informed conversation about where we want to go’

Mary Sutton, Country Director for the Republic of Ireland at The Atlantic Philanthropies, attended the Sector Analysis launch and commented on the timeliness of this information, and how the detailed trend data will help inform discussion about nonprofits, charities and philanthropies in Ireland.

What are ‘Quasi-public’ bodies?

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Many nonprofits provide services to the public, but a small number operate on special terms with government, inasmuch as their voluntary boards don’t exercise control over the remuneration of their employees because these are treated as public sector workers.

Effectively these are “quasi-public bodies”. Here’s who they are:

44 section 38s.

22 higher education institutions.

281 local providers of family support, drugs rehabilitation, citizens’ advice and other local development supports and services, directly controlled by government.

New Board Member Announced!

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We are delighted to announce that Anna Visser has joined the board at Benefacts.

Anna Visser is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Social Justice in UCD. She has 15 years experience working within Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), half of these at senior management level.

Most recently Anna was director of The Advocacy Initiative, a ground-breaking three-year project examining the future of social justice advocacy in Ireland. Anna is an experienced campaigner and activist at local, national and international levels and has worked on issues of anti-racism, human rights, social inclusion and democratic reform.

She has been a board member of a number of CSOs and is currently a member of the core group of Claiming our Future, a national social movement organization. Anna’s current research explores the link between public funding, civil society organisations and democracy. She tweets about social justice advocacy on @amvisser.

Welcome Anna!

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